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Housing characteristics of older Asian Americans

TitleHousing characteristics of older Asian Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBurr, JA, Mutchler, JE
JournalJ Cross Cult GerontolJ Cross Cult Gerontol
Date PublishedSep
ISBN Number1573-0719 (Electronic)<br/>0169-3816 (Linking)
Accession Number22843067
KeywordsAcculturation, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Asian Americans/ statistics & numerical data, Censuses, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Cross-Sectional Studies, Crowding, Emigration and Immigration/statistics & numerical data, European Continental Ancestry Group/statistics & numerical data, Female, Housing for the Elderly, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Population Density, Regression Analysis, Residence Characteristics/ statistics & numerical data, Socioeconomic Factors, United States
AbstractThis study described the housing tenure and residential density of elders from the six largest Asian American ethnic groups in the US: Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese. These groups were compared to non-Hispanic White elders. Based on data from the 2000 US Census of Population, multilevel regression analyses showed that Japanese elders were most like the non-Hispanic White comparison group across the two housing dimensions. Older Vietnamese persons were least likely to own their homes compared to the other Asian American groups, and with the exception of the Japanese elders, all Asian groups were more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to live in crowded residences. In general, considerable heterogeneity in housing characteristics was observed across the six older Asian American ethnic groups, even after controlling for assimilation and housing discrimination indicators.